Chipotle (say chi-POHT-lay) peppers are red, meaning fully ripened, jalapenos that are dried by smoking.
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The name comes from the Aztec language of ancient Mexico, Nahuatl, and means 'smoked chile.' The botanical name is capsicum annum.
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